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Nerdist News: Live From WonderCon, Plus GODZILLA Rules and So Does Marjorie Liu

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Can “Moonrise Kingdom” Save Movies?

Wes Anderson’s latest film Moonrise Kingdom broke into the Top 10 films list for domestic gross per screen last weekend. This means that before the Memorial Day Weekend had finished,… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 5/29

You probably are worried about the possible incoming zombie apocalypse with all the news out of Florida. Take a healthy dose of this week’s 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos as… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more
 

A Sitcom from 2013

From watching all of the promos for the upcoming shows coming to network television this fall and in mid-season, I think I’ve finally figured out the secret to getting your… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 5/22

If Britain’s Got Talent having a dog winning the competition was intentionally funny, that might have been something I would have posted here. Yet, the BGT folks seemed pretty serious… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 5/15

If you’re trying to reconcile the casting of Arrested Development’s Jeffrey Tambor in Dane Cook’s upcoming NBC series Next Caller, the following videos might help. This week’s 5 Most Intentionally… more
 

Stereotypes and Comedy: Finding Where The Line Is

Between all the tributes to the recently deceased Maurice Sendak and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, you might have seen a “WTF” or an entire enraged essay on Ashton… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 5/8/12

Well, if you’re fearing the fates of the NBC comedy line-up in the coming years, don’t rely on the waving paws of animals or the injuries of unsuspecting victims for… more

Say It One More Time and See What Happens

Disclaimer: The following article is not saying, one way or another, that you can or can’t be offended by something that someone claims to be comedy. Everyone, whether they think… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 5/1

After you get your unintentional-ish humor fix with grandmas watching the Kim Kardashian sex tape, please check out skilled funny people doing things in this week’s 5 Most Intentionally Funny… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 4/24

Apparently, the world has not learned its lesson from the strikes of one unintentional humor star Rebecca Black, since this video of two “hot girls” “singing” about their “Hot Problems”… more

Can Comedy Stay Punk?

If you attend a comedy show at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics, aka Nerdmelt, in Los Angeles, you might see something that was both hilarious and also incredibly cool…. more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 4/18

It seems that there was a significant number of Coachella attendees that were afflicted with confusion by the performance of a hologram Tupac. Not that we can really do anything… more

Why Bad Movies Matter

A couple of weeks ago, Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill swept the Razzies, arguably making it the worst movie of 2011. Of course, that’s not true. The worst movie of… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 4/11

I read that the sequel to the Martin Scorsese classic Raging Bull, currently titled Raging Bull II, will start production this week. How this is not listed in the unintentional… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 3/4

Perhaps one of the most perfect examples of unintentional humor is this headline: Reuters Loses Iranian Credentials After Female Ninjas Suit. Some of the best examples of the intentional kind… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 3/27

It’s not your fault that someone at work or possibly one of your friends made an off-color joke referencing the killing of Trayvon Martin. There’s a lot of racial tension… more

The Shut-Up Gun Vs. Comedy

Currently in development in Japan is a handheld non-lethal gun that is able to disrupt someone’s speech via a re-emitting of their words on a brief delay. More simply put,… more
 

Comedy in Context

Around 4 o’clock on a weekday afternoon in an empty elementary school parking lot, I saw someone doing donuts in a Ford Taurus. Immediately, I laughed hard enough to hold… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 3/21

Perhaps, you’re disgusted with yourself for following the Kony hype machine too quickly. Maybe, you’re mad that you were baited into watching Katy Perry cover “N****s in Paris.” Whatever… more

Woody Allen Previews “Midnight in Paris” Almost 50 Years Ago

Last week, the NY Times profiled comedian Myq Kaplan in developing a joke about chivalry. As a result, there has been much debate as to how comedy should be developed,… more
 

Unpunny, or The Mainstreaming Of ‘Edgy’ Comedy

It happens very frequently when I watch comedy: I get offended. I saw one joke that hinged on a Jesus Christ Superstar pun and had that feeling that some inarticulate… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 3/6

While you’re getting caught up in the possibilities of the upcoming Nerdist YouTube channel, and I understand that can be a whole lot, you can keep yourself entertained with this… more

Too Soon? The Thought Process Behind Dead Celebrity Jokes

At the time of Whitney Houston’s unfortunate passing, I was driving to an open mic. At the open mic, which was only a few miles away from where she had… more